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Senior Health and Safety Advisor (Exploration)

Apply now Job no: 492522
Work type: Full Time - IGO
Location: Perth
Categories: Health, Safety, Environment and Community

IGO is a fast growing, mid-tier Australian mining company with big aspirations. Our 100% owned Nova Operation in the Fraser Range is a world class underground mine and processing plant producing nickel, copper and cobalt-commodities that are significant in the world's drive for clean energy. Exploration is a core part of IGO's business as demonstrated by our large, world-class brownfield and greenfield exploration programs run by one of the best in-house technical and management teams in the country.



By joining IGO, you will be working for a leading Australian organisation that sits on the ASX100 list. You will be working in a workplace that has a collaborative and supportive culture, where you will be respected and valued. We are an employer of choice. We understand that the work we do is serious, but we find the fun in what we do!

This full-time permanent role will be based in Perth, with regular travel to our Exploration projects in the Goldfields, Paterson, and Kimberley regions of WA (currently) You will be working a Monday-Friday week (DiLs accrued with field visits as applicable). Along with competitive remuneration package including short- and long-term incentive opportunities, we also offer ongoing training and development opportunities including an established Mentor Program, Reward and Recognition incentives including Length of Service, access to Company Shares and generous Paid Parental Leave Policy.



Due to a review of the Health and Safety function within the IGO Exploration team. We have an exciting new opportunity for a Senior Health and Safety Advisor to join our Exploration H&S team. The key purpose of this role is to provide support, guidance and technical advice to line management and field staff in relation to safety management to ensure that the exploration team maintains a safe workplace/environment across its locations.  A key component of the role is in assisting line management and field staff in developing and maintaining compliance with major hazard critical controls and providing assurance of control effectiveness

Whilst fulfilling the above, primary accountabilities will also include: 

  • To be recognised as a credible leader in the field of safety by spending time on the ground and understanding roles of employees and the exposures/hazards/risks which are associated with their given task scope, be able to identify critical controls and ensure those controls are in place
  • Support the effective uptake and utilisation of the Safety and Wellness Management System in the field and during planning for projects/campaigns
  • Assist in ensuring all locations have an emergency response process which is tested at a predetermined frequency
  • With a focus on preventing injury, assist line management with/overseeing the injury management process for the exploration department
  • Establish and maintain effective lines of communication within the organisation
  • Take ownership for your performance and learning and development to achieve departmental and company goals; and
  • Work closely and collaborate with other IGO personnel within the immediate team and across the business.



The successful candidate will be collaborative, approachable, and adaptable. This position will suit an experienced individual with the following key experience:

  • 5+ years H&S experience, within the exploration/mining environment – demonstrated track record of field work in remote locations across the Exploration portfolio
  • High degree of computer and Health and Safety System literacy
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving, lateral thinking and analytical skills with a high level of attention of detail
  • Excellent Communication skills, both written and verbally
  • Ability to impart knowledge, coach, mentor and influence others
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Good planning skills with a high level of adaptivity
  • Understanding and experience of Emergency management in an Exploration setting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and literacy skills
  • Demonstrated time management skills and a keen attention to detail
  • Current First Aid qualification desirable
  • Current ‘C’ Class Manual Western Australian Drivers Licence (‘HR’ Class is preferred)
  • UTV and Defensive 4WD training highly desirable
  • Willingness to contribute to the success of the team whilst supporting the IGO company values

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

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